Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

Date: 27 April Location: Jefferson Patterson Park, Calvert County, MD Competition Coordinator: Jen Narkevicius, Judge: Sue Richards Website Type:  Pan-Celtic Workshop following competition in our new venue – no more sharing with the fiddlers!  Please note that all registrations must be completed on line – see the website. Registration at 9:30, Competition begins at 10.  Bring your harp …

Keeping up with Elise

Follow the adventures of this year’s SHSA scholarship recipient, Elise Krueger, as she travels to Scotland and the lovely Isle of Skye! She will be updating us via her blog ( and her twitter account, @harpelise .

Don’t forget to renew!

Looking for the Kilt and Harp? Can’t get in?  Want to compete this year?  Behind on your dues?  All these problems can be solved by submitting your annual dues payment to for 2013 to: SHSA, PO Box 681, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Then you’ll received your username and password and have access to members only content.  If you have sent your …

Church Hill Irish Festival

Event:    Church Hill Irish Festival Where:  St. Patrick’s Catholic Church,  215 North 25th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 When:    March 23-24, 2013 Competition:  March 23 (morning —don’t have set time as yet), Pan-Celtic Possible Harp Ensemble Concert:   March 24, afternoon Judge:  Jen  Narkevicius Web-site:   Family friendly, the Church Hill Irish Festival is an annual two day street event. There are …

42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade – Alexandria, VA

Washington DC area SHSAites – we are invited to march in the 42nd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Alexandria VA – march through the streets of Old Town on December 1st beginning at 11 a.m. It would be good to have no less than 5 people, preferably with harps -I have marched playing air harp because actually playing is …

North Alabama Scottish Festival

Sharon Johnston Park 783 Coleman Rd New Market, Alabama, 35761   SHSA member Karla Sullivan will be showcasing Scottish Harp on the 6th, and they are hoping to host a competition at the 2013 festival.

Virginia Celtic Gathering Harp Competition

Oct 6, 2012 at Rockahock Campground in New Kent County, Lanexa, Virginia (near Williamsburg).   Solo competition will be held, as well as additional categories: Early Scottish Music, Harp and Vocal, and Harp in Ensemble categories. Current SHSA membership is required. Register online, $15.00, includes entrance ticket: Field registrations may be taken, but competitors will pay an entrance fee …

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30th Anniversary at Nationals

SHSA is celebrating 30 successful years of dedication to Scottish Music, both new and old, on the small harps of Scotland. Join us in a party to be held in conjunction with the US National Scottish Harp Championship at Ligonier Highland Games.